Ringing in your first week of May is a week of music that's as diverse as it gets. We've got everything from Rodriguez, the legendary musician and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, to the Dwarves, a group of disgusting punk badboys. Get a taste for them by watching cli ... More >>
It would be slightly unfortunate to have scheduled a concert on the same weekend as 35 Denton, but it's not like everyone's going up there, right? [Crickets chirping; the entire office is headed North on I-35.] But, for those of us left behind, there are still plenty of things to do around town, ... More >>
It's been eleven years since Stephen Malkmus released his self-titled debut with The Jicks, and on that first tour, during a stop at the old Gypsy Tea Room (on the big side), he made good use of the musical elbow room his new band allowed him, ripping solo after solo. He also proved he's strong e ... More >>
iTz VaNiLla IcE, y'ALl!It's coming: This weekend, in a video starring Dallas' Own Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), the Insane Clown Posse announced the lineup for its annual Gathering of The Juggalos event, which this year will run August 11 - 14 in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.What's kind of crazy, t ... More >>
It's been a long, funky road for George Clinton, who has been playing with Parliament-Funkadelic and it's offshoots since the late 1960s. Luckily, though, time hasn't slowed him down: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legend of funk is stopping by Dallas with his band tonight tonight to lay dow ... More >>
A busy Thursday evening is highlighted by one of the best bands of the decade and a legendary master of psychedelic funk.
Fleet FoxesTwo years ago, Fleet Foxes blindsided indie-rock fans with a self-titled debut record full of four-part harmonies and folk songs that were both melancholy and triumphant. The self-made record, which was done on a shoe-string budget, went on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide. ... More >>
Taylor YoungWelcome to a new feature here on DC9 called My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be.If you've heard Taylor Young and John Pedigo perform as The O's before, you've probably ... More >>
There's no need imagining the scene -- a show videotaped in Houston, at the Summit, on Halloween '76 gives you some idea of the spectacle George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, the late Gary Shider and the rest of the Mothership Connection took on the road that ... More >>
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Granada Theater in 2006.Don't burn your entire stash on 4/20, because just two days later George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will touch down at House of Blues in Dallas.Bandleader Clinton, as if you needed an introduction, is a true legend of ... More >>
Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Never mind the above byline; this review was penned by Observer contributor Daniel Hopkins.]Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Telekinesis, and Everything, Now!Hailey's Club, Denton May 22, 2009Better than: Sitting at home trying to come up with a more ridiculous band name than Ma ... More >>
Pull out your funkiest pair of dancing shoes, 'cause George Clinton's landing the P Funk mothership in Dallas this May. More of the latest show announcements come after the jump.
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
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Deep Ellum Live
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